There are so many celebrities who eagerly work for a cause and raise voices against poverty, climate, and women’s injustice. Celebrities do play an important role in this cause area because they know the idea of raising their voice or helping poor people. Recently, Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie shares a letter written by an Afghan girl.
Among such celebrities, Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie stands tall with her remarkable stand for women empowerment and poverty in the world.
Angelina Jolie has made herself a public figure, she has visited poor underdevelopment villages and helped them to eliminate hunger.
Recently, people are aware of Afghanistan’s chaos and the Taliban’s capturing the whole country. It surely made it difficult for many of the Afghan people to stay, especially women, and no one legit raised their voice for those innocent girls.
But as expected, Wanted actress Angelina Jolie came forward and used her social media platforms to raise her voice for the struggling poor Afghan women.
Angelina Jolie raised their voice for Afghan women
She took the matter to her official Instagram forum where she asked her 12.2 million followers to “track what’s happening in Afghanistan” and “ensure they’re not forgotten.”
She wrote, “A young woman in #Afghanistan sent me this letter. I’m protecting her identity, but she hasn’t been able to go back to school since the Taliban seized power.” Jolie shared more information, adding, “Now, with women being arrested simply for taking part in peaceful protests, she writes ‘I might never be able to go outside again or even be able to speak as I am a girl.”
The letter stated, “‘I feel like women don’t have any right to speak or put their word forward. The rights of the woman are taken away from them and they are not allowed to do anything in the country.
A few weeks back when the Taliban arrested two of the women who raised their voices to ask for the rights of women and freedom, I just thought, that this is the end and I might never be able to go outside again or even be able to speak as I am a girl.”
Angelina Jolie shares the carousel of the letter of that Aghan girl, ‘A recent letter from an Afghan girl’ typed over a blurred handwritten letter. The next slides had black backgrounds with poignant messaging on top. The first one introduced, ‘Women’s rights activists missing in Afghanistan.’
The letter also contained all the names of the women who are missing or taken. Alia Azizi, Parwana Ibrahimkhel, Mursal Ayar, Zahra Mohammadi, Tamana Zaryab Paryani and her three sisters.
Since the Taliban has taken over, Afghan women have had to leave the country to follow their passion. Afghan female junior football squad relocated to the UK.
‘They are not forgotten’ – Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie ended her post with the caption, “Please track what is happening in Afghanistan, where young women are being taken from their homes at night at gunpoint and disappeared, and new restrictions are being imposed on the freedom of women and girls day by day.
Please help ensure they’re not forgotten.”
Surely that’s not the first time Angelina Jolie raised her voice for Afghan women. Since she joined the photo-sharing community last year, she shared several letters she received from young Afghan women who are deeply concerned about the future of Afghanistan the day Taliban takeover.
“Right now, the people of Afghanistan are losing their ability to communicate on social media and to express themselves freely,” Jolie said earlier.
“So I’ve come on Instagram to share their stories and the voices of those across the globe who are fighting for their basic human rights.”
One of the women expressed that she’s been living in fear and her all dreams have faded away. Jolie then said to her followers, “It is sickening to watch Afghans being displaced yet again out of the fear and uncertainty that has gripped their country.”
Every single person knows that it’s the worst nightmare for Afghan women raising their voices. Former UN goodwill ambassador, who happens to be a humanitarian also spoke about the war, “To spend so much time and money, to have bloodshed and lives lost only to come to this, is a failure almost impossible to understand.”
She continued, ‘Watching for decades how Afghan refugees – some of the most capable people in the world – are treated as a burden is also sickening. Knowing that if they had the tools and respect, how much they would do for themselves.
And meeting so many women and girls who not only wanted an education but fought for it.” Jolie concluded she would “continue to look for ways to help”.
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